PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Center for Blade Arts
The Center for Blade Arts (formerly Minnesota Sword Club) is one of the Twin Cities’ largest and most prestigious fencing schools. The Center for Blade Arts offers classes for all ages and levels in all forms of Olympic fencing as well as several forms of historic fencing.
The Oakeshott Institute is a research organisation based in Minneapolis, and curator of the acclaimed Oakeshott collection. The Institute is dedicated to the research and promotion of historical arms and armor through a hands-on educational approach.
Focus Minnesota is a basic-needs assistance, grassroots neighborhood organization, providing help to those in need. Their stated mission is to the under-served poor, the homeless, and the working poor, providing them with Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding and Shelter
Black Horse Blades
Black Horse Blades specialize in making durable long lasting blades. Their HEMA weapons have an excellent reputation for strength handling . They are well known in the community for their excellent customer service and willingness to make custom knives and swords
Arms and Armor
Arms and Armor forges some of the best historic replicas in currently in production . Their unsurpassed knowledge,attention to detail and craftsmanship has made them popular with museums, reenactment groups, collectors and historic fencers around the world.
Robin Pferd is an artist of many talents. one of the specialties she is known for in the HEMA community is wood burning’s of historic fencing plates, as well as some other HEMA related art and merchandise. she can be contacted through her facebook page.
Umbrella Forge is a fully operational blacksmiths forge owned an operated by Forged in Fire Champion Jeremiah Backhaus. As well as historic weapons, Umbrella Forge will turn theirs hammers toward any metal working project and are more than happy to take custom orders . They can be contacted through their facebook page
Finer Meats & Eats
Finer Meats and Eats is the oldest full service meat market in Minneapolis with over 50 years experience. They now bring their quality product to the streets with their own food truck which provides a selection of BBQ, Burgers, Sandwiches and more, all made with their very own premium beef, poultry, and pork.
Purpleheart armory are one of the premier manufacturers and supplies of historic martial arts equipment in the US. Their range covers a huge spectrum of disciplines from around the world. As well as training equipment they also have an impressive range of tournament supplies. while mainly a web based company they can often be found as vendors at historic martial arts events around the county
Fecht Yeah is a HEMA event held during the summer in New York . The event has 3 days of classes and seminars as well as tournament events in several disciplines. The event is hosted by Rogue fencing a HEMA club that seeks to provide high caliber instruction in both rapier and longsword to HEMA participants of all skill levels, build collaborative knowledge networks, and promote personal growth through earnest martial training.
Swordsquatch is the premier HEMA event in the Pacific Northwest. Held in Seattle during the fall Swordsquatch is a 3 day event that offers is attendees a great variety of workshops and tournaments that cover many different disciplines of historic European martial arts. Icebreaker is very pleased to have Swordsquatch as a partner tournament this year